Daily Archives: November 3, 2017

REYNOLDS’ BUDGET CRISIS PUTTING IOWA PENITENTIARY STAFF AT RISK

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Escalating violence at the Iowa Department of Corrections’ (DOC) facilities are endangering both correctional officers as well as offenders. Reynolds’ budget crisis is driving Iowa correctional facilities to pack offenders together, stretching prisons beyond maximum capacity by nearly 14%. The … Continue reading

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Vote on Tuesday for these Union Endorsed Candidates

  Ames Victoria Szopinski                            Mayor   Bondurant Robert Peffer                                   City Council At-Large   Boone Elijah Stines                                      City Council Ward 3 Cedar Falls Erin Cornelius                                   City Council At-Large   Cedar Rapids Dale Todd                                         City Council Dist. 3 Justin Shields                                    City Council … Continue reading

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Another reason to support IPERS

How bad might this identity theft case have been for retirees with their IPERS benefits in one of any number of privately managed accounts? An estimated 103 beneficiaries of the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS) were recent victims of … Continue reading

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VA launches program aimed at providing Veterans more options in claims disagreements

VA announced that it will launch the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program, or “RAMP,” with the goal of providing Veterans with the earliest possible resolution of their disagreement with VA’s decision on their benefit claims. RAMP will provide expanded opportunities for … Continue reading

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House Tax Bill is a Sleight of Hand on Small Business

Des Moines, IA – Small business owners in Iowa are gravely concerned by the tax bill introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives. Though the White House and Congressional leadership have touted their tax plan as being beneficial to small business … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: Eugene V. Debs “Privately owned industry and production for individual profit are no longer compatible with social progress and have ceased to work out to humane and civilized ends.” November 04 Populist humorist Will Rogers was … Continue reading

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